Sermons

Sermons preached by Henry Clarence Schlarb

Last updated April, 2017

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  • Henry C. Schlarb ministered in Indiana in the Evangelical United Brethren and the United Methodist Church denomination, formally retiring in 1961.
  • All these sermons were written by Henry C. Schlarb (1892-1981). There are roughly 140 sermons in this archive. Some are hand-written, most are typed. Twenty-two have no date or place notated on them.
  • Sermons are listed in the order in which they were first preached. Some were preached several times.
  • The primary Scripture passage is linked to the modern-day ESV version.
  • All sermons that can be downloaded are in PDF format.
  • Most of his typed sermons have written edits by Henry.
  • Sermon titles in bold indicate the first time the sermon was delivered. Not bolded means it was preached before elsewhere.
  • Many sermons also have text transcripts of the sermons.  Transcripts are being added so be patient.

Henry’s sermon “The Lost Presence”

Undated sermons

A More Excellent Way | No preferred Scripture | Download | Place and date not stated | Typed | Tags: Christian Living

A Prayer of Thanksgiving | Matthew 11:25-26 | Download | Place and date not stated | Typed | Tags: Prayer, Thanksgiving

As Ye Have Received | Col 2:1-10 | Download | No date or place | Tags: Christian walk and life

Be Not Deceived | Ephesians 5:6 | Download | No date or place | Typed | Tags: False teachers

Christ in Everyday Life | John 15:5 | Download | Place and date not stated | Typed | Tags: Personal holiness, Christian living

Eternal Life | John 17:1-10 | Download | No date or place | Typed | Tags: Eternal life, Salvation

Fighting Against God | Acts 5:38-39 | Download | No date or place | Typed | Tags: Christian life

Good News | 1 Cor 15:1-10 | Download | No date or place | Typed | Tags: the Gospel, Salvation

Jesus and Prayer Hebrews 11:6 | Download | Place and date not stated | Typed | Tags: Prayer

Omnipresence | Psalm 139:7-10 | Download | Place and date not stated, but probably the 1950s | Typed | Tags: Cultural decline, Omnipresence of God

Peter’s First Sermon | Acts 2:14 | Download | No date or place } Typed | Tags: Peter, Book of Acts, Repentance

Prepare Ye the Way Isaiah 40:1-8 | Download | Place not stated | Typed | Tags: Role of the Church, Spiritual Awakening

Repentance | Mark 1:15 | Download | Place and date not stated | Typed | Tags: Repentance, Conversion

Strengthen Thyself | 1 Kings 20 | Download | No place or date | Typed | Tags: Christian living, Watchfulness

The Cost of Belonging | Acts 12:1-8 | Download | No date or place | Typed | Tags: Church membership, Apostle James

The Hem of His Garment | Matthew 9:18-26 | Download | Place preached not stated | Typed | Tags: comfort, grieving.  Henry expounds on what we can or should think about in terms of the “hem of His garment” (e.g., nature, the Word, a scene in a cemetery, Holy Communion).

The Judgment | Acts 17:1-14 | Download | No place or date | Typed | Tags: Future judgment

The Name of Jesus | Matthew 1:21 | Download | No place or date | Typed | Tags: Name of Jesus

The Need of the Hour (A Dad and His Son) | Download | Second Download | An address by H.C. Schlarb on the occasion of his son-in-law William R. Redding being selected as ‘president’ (not sure of what. This is a discourse on a healthy father/son relationship.

The One Way Out | Luke 21:25-33 | Download | Place preached not stated | Typed | Tags: Role of the Church | End Times

Wanted – A Man | Ezekiel 22:23-31 | Download | No place or date | Typed | Tags: Manhood, Discipleship

What is Death? | Job 14:14 | Download | No date or place | Typed | Tags: Death, Book of Job

The Taylor University Years (1914-1918)

1916

The Salt of the Earth | Matthew 5:13 | Download | Transcript | July 9, 1916 | Bellrattle United Brethren | Oct 22, 2016 | Place unsure | Sept 10, 1922 | Vaughnsville | Hand-written | Tags: Gospel of Matthew, Christian living, Salt | Note: another sermon is on the reverse Henry was a student at Taylor University in 1916.

1918

Go out into the highways | Luke 14:23 | Download | Transcript|Sept 29, 1918 | Christy Street United Brethren | Oct 5, 1919 | Union Chapel | Sept 10, 1922 | Vaughnsville | Hand-written (on back of The Salt of the Earth from 1916) | Tags: Evangelism, the Church, Gospel of Luke | Note: another sermon is on the reverse Henry was a student at Taylor University in 1918.

The Bonebrake Seminary Years (1919-1922)

1919

Go out into the highways | Luke 14:23 | Download | Transcript|Sept 29, 1918 | Christy Street United Brethren | Oct 5, 1919 | Union Chapel | Sept 10, 1922 | Vaughnsville | Hand-written (on back of The Salt of the Earth from 1916) | Tags: Evangelism, the Church, Gospel of Luke | Note: Henry was a first-year student at Bonebrake Seminary in Dayton in 1919.

1922

Salvation: what it is | Luke 19:1-10; Eph 2:8 | May 21, 1922 | Vaughnsville | Feb 19, _____ Sulphur Grove | Nov 26, 1939 | Terre Haute | Oct 31, 1949 | Download | Transcript | Typed | Tags: salvation | Note: Henry was a first-year student at Bonebrake Seminary in Dayton in 1919.

The idea of salvation is a daring conception. Man is given what he does not deserve, what he cannot purchase, and what he cannot work out for himself.

Eternal Life | John 17:2-3 | Download | First preached July 16, 1922 at Beardshear A.M. | August 6, 1922 P.M. at Sulphur Grove, Vaughnsville | Jan 19, 1927 place unsure | November 27, 1927 at Anderson | July 3rd, 1959 North Union | Typed with handwritten edits | Tags: Salvation, Eternal life | Note: Henry was a first-year student at Bonebrake Seminary in Dayton in 1919.

The Salt of the Earth | Matthew 5:13 | Download | Transcription | July 9, 1916 | Bellrattle United Brethren | Oct 22, 2016 | Place unsure | Sept 10, 1922 | Vaughnsville | Hand-written | Tags: Gospel of Matthew, Christian living, Salt | Note: another sermon is on the reverse | Note: Henry was a first-year student at Bonebrake Seminary in Dayton in 1919.

Go out into the highways | Luke 14:23 | Download | Transcript|Sept 29, 1918 | Christy Street United Brethren | Oct 5, 1919 | Union Chapel | Sept 10, 1922 | Vaughnsville | Hand-written (on back of The Salt of the Earth from 1916) | Tags: Evangelism, the Church, Gospel of Luke | Note: Henry was a first-year student at Bonebrake Seminary in Dayton in 1919.

The Kingdom of God: No I | Many texts | Download | Oct 8, 1922 | Vaughnsville | July 22, 1951 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Kingdom of God | Note: Henry was a first-year student at Bonebrake Seminary in Dayton in 1919.

1923

Colonies of Heaven | Phil. 3:20 | Download | First preached Jan 7, 1923 | Vaughnsville | April 10, 1928 | Anderson | May 24, 1931 | Richmond | July 17, 1938 | Terre Haute (Breden) | Typed | Tags: Christian life, Heaven

Hindrance’s to God’s Power | John 11:39 | Download | First preached January 21, 1923 | Vaughnsville | Feb 22, 1931 | Richmond Revival | Jan 2, 1936 | Terre Haute Revival | Typed | Tags: Christian living | Lazarus

The Indianapolis Years (exact dates to be verified)

1925

When Sin is Ripe | Jeremiah 15:4 | Download | Sept 18, 1925 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Sin, Repentance

The Anderson Years (1927-1930)

1927

Eternal Life | John 17:2-3 | Download | First preached July 16, 1922 at Beardshear A.M. | August 6, 1922 P.M. at Sulphur Grove, Vaughnsville | Jan 19, 1927 place unsure | November 27, 1927 at Anderson | July 3rd, 1959 North Union | Typed with handwritten edits | Tags: Salvation, Eternal life

1928

Colonies of Heaven Phil. 3:20 | Download | First preached Jan 7, 1923 | Vaughnsville | April 10, 1928 | Anderson | May 24, 1931 | Richmond | July 17, 1938 | Terre Haute (Breden) | Typed | Tags: Christian life, Heaven

Making Bad Times Good | Zech 7:14 | Download | September 21, 1928 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Nations, Israel, Repentance, American pioneers, American expansion

The Richmond Indiana Years (Sept 7, 1930 – 1935)
First Evangelical United Brethren Church in Richmond

1931

Hindrance’s to God’s Power | John 11:39 | Download | First preached January 21, 1923 | Vaughnsville | Feb 22, 1931 | Richmond Revival | Jan 2, 1936 | Terre Haute Revival | Typed | Tags: Christian living | Lazarus

Colonies of Heaven Phil. 3:20 | Download | First preached Jan 7, 1923 | Vaughnsville | April 10, 1928 | Anderson | May 24, 1931 | Richmond | July 17, 1938 | Terre Haute (Breden) | Typed | Tags: Christian life, Heaven

Some Good Resolutions | No primary text | Some Good Resolutions | Dec 27, 1931 | Richmond | Dec 31, 1950 | North Union | Hand-written | Outline form only | Tags: New Year’s, Christian living

1932

Special Meetings | Brotherhood Night | 1 Cor 16:13 | Download | Nov 29, 1932 | Hammond [?] | Typed | Tags: Manhood

The Terre Haute Years (1935 – 1957)
Breden Memorial and North Union

1935

The Uplifted Christ | John 3:14-15 | Download | January 16, 1935 | Terre Haute revival | Hand-written | Tags: Christ exalted, Gospel of John

1936

Hindrance’s to God’s Power | John 11:39 | Download | First preached January 21, 1923 | Vaughnsville | Feb 22, 1931 | Richmond Revival | Jan 2, 1936 | Terre Haute Revival | Typed | Tags: Christian living | Lazarus

Quench Not the Spirit | 1 Thess. 5:19 | Download | November 15, 1936 |  T.H. Revival | April 2, 1940 | North Union | February 6, 1949 | North Union | August 7, 1955 | Vermillion | Hand-written | Tags: Holy Spirit, Revival

Much is said in God’s Word of the work and place of the Holy Spirit.

Christ Died for Our Sins | 2 Cor 5:14-21 | Download | Nov 20, 1936 | Terre Haute revival | March 29, 1940 | New Vermillion | Sept 8, 1947 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Salvation, Purity of church

1937

At Ease in Zion | Amos 6:1Download| First time on October 27, 1937 | November 7, 1948 | North Union | June 4, 1961 | Bailey Chapel | Hand-written | Tags: Dead orthodoxy, back-slidden

There is but one fate for Zion where her people have become ease loving, that is to be overcome of evil and to be destroyed.

In Spirit and Truth | John 4:24 | Download | First time on Nov 28, 1937 | October 29, 1954 | Hand-written | Tags: Worship, Holy Spirit

1938

The Lost Presence | Judges 16:4-20Download | April 3, 1938 | March 21, 1941 | January 9, 1955 | Hand-written | Tags: perseverance, back-slidden

Come to the cross tonight, where you once came. Come and ask God to restore that which you let slip, which you have lost.

Colonies of Heaven Phil. 3:20 | Download | First preached Jan 7, 1923 | Vaughnsville | April 10, 1928 | Anderson | May 24, 1931 | Richmond | July 17, 1938 | Terre Haute (Breden) | Typed | Tags: Christian life, Heaven

A Double Portion of Thy Spirit | 2 Kings 2:1-12 | Download | First time on August 28, 1938 | Terre Haute | Feb 2, 1939 | Terre Haute radio | Dec 30, 1940 | Oak Hill revival | July 11, 1949 | North Union | Hand-written | Elijah | Obedience

I Obtained Mercy | 1 Timothy 1:1-17 | Download | Terre Haute 1938 | June 20, 1948 | North Union | September 21, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Hand-written | Tags: Mercy of God

The Night Cometh | John 8:51-9:4 | Download | October 2, 1938 | Terre Haute | Hand-written | Tags: Christian living, Life of Christ

1939

A Double Portion of Thy Spirit | 2 Kings 2:1-12Download | First time on August 28, 1938 | Terre Haute | Feb 2, 1939 | Terre Haute radio | Dec 30, 1940 | Oak Hill revival | July 11, 1949 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Elijah, Obedience

The Sons of God | Rom 8:14-17 | Download | Feb 5, 1939 | Terre Haute | Hand-written | Tags: Believers in Christ

Ye Are the Light of the World | Matt 5:14-16Download | March 5, 1939 | Breden Memorial | Transcript | Tags: Christian life, Witnessing

Jesus’ followers are light not because of what they say and do but because of what they are. It is character and not works that constitutes light.

Salvation: what it is | Luke 19:1-10Eph 2:8 | Nov 26, 1939 | First at May 21, 1922 at Vaughnsville | Download | Typed | Tags: salvation

1940

Repentance and Faith | 2 Cor 7:2-16 | Download | Jan 2, 1940 | Oak Hill | 1940 | Breden | April 14, 1942 | New Vermillion | Oct 23, 1949 | North Union | Handwritten | Tags: Repentance, Salvation

Christ Died for Our Sins 2 Cor 5:14-21 | Download | Nov 20, 1936 | Terre Haute revival | March 29, 1940 | New Vermillion | Sept 8, 1947 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Salvation, Purity of church

Quench Not the Spirit | 1 Thess. 5:19 | Download | First time, November 15, 1936 |  T.H. Revival | April 2, 1940 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Holy Spirit, Revival

The Silent Partner | 1 Cor 3:6 | Download | July 28, 1940 | Breden Memorial | March 13, 1950 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Providence of God, Christian works

A Double Portion of Thy Spirit | 2 Kings 2:1-12Download | First time on August 28, 1938 | Terre Haute | Feb 2, 1939 | Terre Haute radio | Dec 30, 1940 | Oak Hill revival | July 11, 1949 | North Union | Hand-written | Elijah | Obedience

1941

The Lost Presence | Judges 16:4-20 | Download |First time,  April 3, 1938 | March 21, 1941 | Hand-written | Tags: perseverance, back-slidden

All Ye That Are Heavy Laden | Matthew 11:28-30 | Download | First time, Dec 7, 1941 | Breden | Tags: Christian life

1942

On the Fence | Matthew 12:22-30 | Download | First preached on Jan 17 [sic] 18th, 1942 | Breden | June 27, 1948 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Miracles of Jesus, Satan, Love

Why are you not a Christian? | John 6:60-69 | Download | First time on January 20, 1942 | Breden revival | April 16, 1942 | New Vermillion | Handwritten | Tags: Christianity, Conversion, Revival

Repentance and Faith | 2 Cor 7:2-16 | Download | Jan 2, 1940 | Oak Hill | 1940 | Breden | April 14, 1942 | New Vermillion | Oct 23, 1949 | North Union | Handwritten | Tags: Repentance, Salvation

1943

The Word of the Lord Came a Second Time | Jonah 3:1-10 | Download | Jan 3, 1943 | Breden Memorial | Sept 28, 1947 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Jonah, Grace

Immortality| 1 Corinthians 15:50-57 | Download | January 5, 1943 (funeral) | March 17, 1954 | May 10, 1963 | Hand-written | Preached at the funerals of Charles M. Spencer in 1943, Loren Harris 3/17/54 and W.H. Hosier 5/10/63 | Transcript | Tags: Funeral, Eternal life, Immortality

All men have a longing for immortality, even unregenerate men.

Kraig quoted from this sermon at Jim Schlarb’s (Henry’s son) funeral in May 2012.

The Challenge of Present Moral and Spiritual Status | Isaiah 62:6-12 | Download | January 29, 1943 | Breden Revival | February 15, 1948 | North Union | May 7, 1961 | Bailey Chapel | September 6, 1964 | Warrington | Hand-written | Tags: Revival, Humanism, Christianity, Cultural decline

1947

The Hope Within You | 1 Peter 3:8-15 |Download | Sept 1, 1947 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Christian life, Hope

Christ Died for Our Sins 2 Cor 5:14-21 | Download | Nov 20, 1936 | Terre Haute revival | March 29, 1940 | New Vermillion | Sept 8, 1947 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Salvation, Purity of church

The Word of the Lord Came a Second Time Jonah 3:1-10 | Download | Jan 3, 1943 | Breden Memorial | Sept 28, 1947 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Jonah, Grace

1948

The Challenge of Present Moral and Spiritual Status | Isaiah 62:6-12 | Download | First time on January 29, 1943 | Breden Revival | February 15, 1948 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Revival, Humanism, Christianity, Cultural decline

How Spiritual Are We? | Ephesians 4:1-13 |  Download | First on March 1948 | Fort Harrison | North Union 1955 | August 18, 1957 | Bailey Chapel | Hand-written | Tags: Spirituality

I Obtained Mercy | 1 Timothy 1:1-17 | Download | First in Terre Haute 1938 | June 20, 1948 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Mercy of God

On the Fence | Matthew 12:22-30 | Download | First on Jan 17 [sic] 18th, 1942 | Breden | June 27, 1948 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Miracles of Jesus, Satan, Love

Is Our World Getting Better? | 1 Tim. 4:1-2; 2 Tim. 3:1-5 | Download | First on July 4, 1948 | North Union A.M. | Hand-written | Tags: World geopolitical affairs, purity of the church

Have You Met the Master? | Mark 13:10-26 | Download | First on July 7, 1948 | February 23, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | July 7, 1963 | Warrington |  Typed  | Tags: Conversion

One day I met the Master. One day I came to the foot of the Cross and met him.

At Ease in Zion | Amos 6:1 | Download| First on October 27, 1937 | November 7, 1948 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Dead orthodoxy, back-slidden

1949

Quench Not the Spirit | 1 Thess. 5:19 | Download | First time on November 15, 1936 |  T.H. Revival | February 6, 1949 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Holy Spirit, Revival

The Joy of the Lord | John 15:11 | Download | First time on February 27, 1949 | Bailey Chapel | April 14, 1954 | North Union | Typed | Transcript | Tags: Christian life

A Double Portion of Thy Spirit | 2 Kings 2:1-12Download | First time on August 28, 1938 | Terre Haute | Feb 2, 1939 | Terre Haute radio | Dec 30, 1940 | Oak Hill revival | July 11, 1949 | North Union | Hand-written | Elijah | Obedience

Repentance and Faith | 2 Cor 7:2-16 | Download | Jan 2, 1940 | Oak Hill | 1940 | Breden | April 14, 1942 | New Vermillion | Oct 23, 1949 | North Union | Handwritten | Tags: Repentance, Salvation

Salvation: what it is | Luke 19:1-10Eph 2:8 | First time on May 21, 1922 (Vaughnsville) | Terre Haute | Oct 31, 1949 | Download | Typed | Tags: salvation

1950

Rejoice Always | 1 Thess. 5:16-18 | Download | Jan 21, 1950 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Giving thanks, Christian living

The Silent Partner | 1 Cor 3:6 | Download | July 28, 1940 | Breden Memorial | March 13, 1950 | North Union | Hand-written | Tags: Providence of God, Christian works

Our Daily Bread | Matthew 6:11 | Download | September 3, 1950 | North Union | March 1, 1959 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: Prayer, The Lord’s Prayer

Some Good Resolutions | No primary text | Some Good Resolutions | Dec 27, 1931 | Richmond | Dec 31, 1950 | North Union | Hand-written | Outline form only | Tags: New Year’s, Christian living

1951

The Man Believed | John 4:50 | Download |  February 4, 1951 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Gospel of John, Miracle account

Cleopas | Luke 24:18-36 | Download | First preached on March 25, 1951* | North Union | Typed | Tags: Emmaus, Jesus

The Kingdom of God: No I | Many texts | Download | Oct 8, 1922 | Vaughnsville | July 22, 1951 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Kingdom of God

Encouragement in the Lord | 1 Samuel 30:1-6 | Download | December 16, 1951 (Also 1958 Bailey) | Tags: World events, Communism,  discouragement, Geopolitical events

The discouraged man is incapacitated as a channel through which God can manifest his grace and power.

There is also a hand-written portion at the end in Henry’s handwriting.

1952

The Power of Prayer | Matthew 28:18 | Download | First time in 1952 (no month/day stated) | North Union | September 10, 1957 | Bailey Chapel | June 22, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Handwritten conclusion | Tags: Prayer, World Affairs

Has God Forsaken Us? | Psalms 44:23-26 | Download | First time on January 13, 1952 | North Union | October 9, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: World Affairs text

Salvation | 1 Peter 1:5-9 | Download | First time on Jan 13, 1952 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Salvation

Salvation | 1 Thess 5:1-13 | Download |  First time on March 16, 1952 | North Union | November 9, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Tags: Salvation

Palm Sunday | Matthew 21:1-11 | Download | April 6, 1952 | North Union | Tags: Easter, Deity of Christ

Everywhere Jesus went while He was on earth caused a stir. There was something which made it hard for people ro remain neutral in His presence.

A Wonderful Experience | No primary text | Download | Sept 14, 1952 | North Union | Sept 22, 1959 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: EUB church

Ambassadors for Christ | 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 | Download | first preached September 26, 1952 | North Union | August 21, 1960 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Christian life, Witnessing

Simon, the Zealot | Luke 6:15 | Download | First preached November 13, 1952 | North Union | November 29, 1964 | Warrington | Tags: Zealot, Disciple

1953 

“Done what she could” | Mark 14:1-9 | Download | November 8, 1953 | Tags: Christian service, soul-winning

There is no greater honor than to be the instrument in God’s hand of leading one person out of the kingdom of Satan into the glorious light of the Gospel.

And  . . .  Peter | Mark 16:7 | Download | Nov 8, 1953 | North Union PM | Typed | Tags: Peter, Disciple

Done What She Could | Mark 14:1-9 | Download | Nov 8, 1853 | Place not stated | Typed | Tags: Gospel of Mark, Soul-winning

In the Shadow | Psalm 91:1-12 | Download | November 21, 1953 at North Union | Typed | Tags: Christian life

1954

Lead Us Not into Temptation | Matthew 6:13 | Download | First time on January 10, 1954 | North Union | January 18, 1964 | Warrington | Tags: Temptation, The Lord’s Prayer

Temptation is an inducement to evil. It is an appealing invitation to take the wrong road.

Weighed in the Balances | Daniel 5:27 | Download | First time on March 1, 1954 | Bailey Chapel | May 24, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Judgment of God, Ten Commandments

Immortality 1 Corinthians 15:50-57 | Download | First on January 5, 1943 (funeral) | March 17, 1954 | Hand-written | Tags: Funeral, Eternal life, Immortality

The Joy of the Lord | John 15:11 | Download | First time on February 27, 1949 | Bailey Chapel | April 14, 1954 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Christian life

A More Excellent Way | 1 Cor 12:31 | Download | April 18, 1954 | Place unsure | Typed | Tags: Great commandment, Love

That They May Be One | John 17:11 | Download | June 27, 1954 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Gospel of John, Christian unity

Hannah | 1 Sam 1:20 | Download | July 4, 1954 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Hannah, Motherhood, Prayer

Victory of Faith | Mark 11:22 | Download | First time on August 21, 1954 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Faith, Gospel of Mark

In Spirit and Truth | John 4:24 | Download | First time on Nov 28, 1937 | October 29, 1954 | Hand-written | Tags: Worship, Holy Spirit

1955

The Lost Presence | Judges 16:4-20 | Download |First time,  April 3, 1938 | January 9, 1955 | Hand-written | Tags: perseverance, back-slidden

A Heavenly City | Psalm 112:6 | Download | First time on April 24, 1955 | North Union | September 14, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: Heaven | Afterlife

Quench Not the Spirit | 1 Thess. 5:19 | Download | First time, November 15, 1936 |  T.H. Revival | August 7, 1955 | Vermillion | Hand-written | Tags: Holy Spirit, Revival

The Church and LaborMicah 6Download | First time on September 4, 1955 North Union | September 8, 1957 | Bailey Chapel | Partially hand-written (some by Olive too?) | Tags: Labor/work issues, Personal ownership

The simple Gospel is more than an evasion. The religion that does not go up against real evils is a sham. The church must speak out, and its message must have real teeth in it.

God Would Not Let His Son Off | Matthew 26:39 | Download | First time on October 9, 1955 | North Union | March 26, 1959 | Place not stated | March 21, 1965 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Communion, Work of Christ, Crucifixion

Sin, As God Sees It | Matthew 24:12 | Download | October 16, 1955 (North Union) | Tags: Sin

Sin is something to be feared. All sin must be reckoned with here. After death it will be too late.

The Thirst of the Soul | John 4:15 | Download | October 30, 1955 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Gospel of John, Living Water

How Spiritual Are We? | Ephesians 4:1-13 | Download | First time in March 1948 | Fort Harrison | North Union 1955 | Hand-written | Tags: Spirituality

The Joy of Salvation | Luke 15 | Download | North Union 1955 | October 5, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: Salvation, Gospel of Luke

1956

Waiting Upon the Lord | Luke 18:1 | Download | Jan 15, 1956 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Gospel of Luke, Prayer

Jesus at the Door | Revelation 3:20 | Download | First time in 1956 (no month/day stated) | North Union | Bailey Chapel in 1958 | May 31, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: World affairs, Revival, Spiritual Awakening

Spiritual Warmth | Acts 2:38-43 | Download | First time  in July 1956 | July 26, 1959 | Bailey | April 9, 1964 | Warrington | Tags: Purity of Church, Holy Spirit

The Crowning Call | Matthew 11:20-30 | Download | First time in October 1956 | North Union | March 30, 1958 | A personal handwritten conclusion in Henry’s hand | Tags: Following Jesus, Disciple

He That is Greatest Among You | John 13:4 | Download | First time Oct 1956 | August 4, 1957 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Christian living, Servanthood, Life of Christ

For Such a Time As This | Esther 4:14 | Download | First November 27, 1956 | North Union | March 16, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Third time (unsure) | Typed | Tags: World affairs

The Walk of Faith | Matthew 19:29 | Download | North Union 1956 | Typed | Tags: Christian life, Faith

1957

Communion | 1 John 1:1-9 | Download |  May 5, 1957 | Place unsure, Probably North Union | Transcript | Tags: Blood of Christ, Holy Communion

There are those who think it strange that we should hold to the blood in our religion. 

Life After Death | John 11:25-26; John 14:2-3 | Download | May 19, 1957 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Life after death | Eternal life | Heaven | Resurrection

Victorious Faith | 1 John 5:1-15 | Download | July 28, 1957 | Bailey Chapel | Tags: Faith, Materialism, World events, War

In this day of materialism, rush and hurry, men may allow their faith to be smothered. We need something more than faith in ourselves and our abilities.

How Spiritual Are We? | Ephesians 4:1-13 |  Download | First time in March 1948 | Fort Harrison | August 18, 1957 | Bailey Chapel | Hand-written | Tags: Spirituality

He That is Greatest Among You | John 13:4 | Download | First time Oct 1956 | August 4, 1957 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Christian living, Servanthood, Life of Christ

The Lord God of Elijah | 2 Kings 2:9-15 | Download | August 8, 1857 | Bailey Chapel |  March 7, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Elijah, Racial issues, Cultural conditions

“Ye shall receive power” Acts 1Download | September 1, 1957 | Bailey Chapel  | Tags: Christian life, Witnessing, Missionary

To fail to witness is to fail to bear fruit. To fail to bear fruit is to separate ourselves from our Lord.

The Church and Labor Micah 6 | Download | First time on September 4, 1955 North Union | September 8, 1957 | Bailey Chapel | Partially hand-written (some by Olive too?) | Tags: Labor/work issues, Personal ownership

The Power of Prayer | Matthew 28:18 | Download | First time in 1952 (no month/day stated) | North Union | September 10, 1957 | Bailey Chapel | June 22, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Handwritten conclusion | Tags: Prayer, World Affairs

Holding the Rope | Acts 9:25 | Download | Nov 11, 1957 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: Servanthood, Book of Acts

Our Burden Bearer | Psalm 75:7-8 | Download | Nov 17, 1957 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: National events, Fear, Threat of Russia, Geopolitics [Sputnik]

1958

Jesus at the Door | Revelation 3:20 | Download | First time in 1956 (no month/day stated) | North Union | Bailey Chapel in 1958 | May 31, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: World affairs, Revival, Spiritual Awakening

“Loose Him and let him go.” | John 11:38-44Download | January 11, 1958 | North Union | Transcript | Tags: Dead in sin, Regeneration

The first stone we need to roll away is the stone of faith without works.

[An untitled funeral message for Mrs. Jay Jackson] January 20, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Download | Tags: Funeral, Death, Immortality

Includes an extensive hand-written admonition at the end of the typed sermon manuscript.

Mystery of Godliness | 1 Timothy 3:16 | Download | February 1, 1958 | Bailey Union | Typed | Tags: Godliness, Christian Living

Have You Met the Master? | Mark 13:10-26 | Download | First on July 7, 1948 | February 23, 1958 | Bailey Chapel |  Typed  | Tags: Conversion

For Such a Time As This | Esther 4:14 | Download | First November 27, 1956 | North Union | March 16, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Third time (unsure) | Typed | Tags: World affairs

1 Kings 19:1-8 | Download | March 9, 1958 | Place unknown | Typed but very light scan | Tags: Discouragement, Elijah [Note: not in Index yet]

The Precious Blood | 1 Peter 1:13-25 | Download | March 16, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Transcript | Tags: Redemption, Work of Christ

The most precious thing to him [Peter], was the blood of Christ.

Christ’s Finished Work | John 19:14-30 | Download | March 30, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Transcript | Tags: Work of Christ, Crucifixion, Lukewarm

No Roman soldier, no watching scribe, not even the penitent thief, or the devout women, understood in any measure what Jesus has in his heart [when he cried, “It is finished.”]

The Crowning Call | Matthew 11:20-30 | Download | First time in October 1956 | North Union | March 30, 1958 | A personal handwritten conclusion in Henry’s hand | Tags: Following Jesus, Disciple

Whom Shall I Fear? | Psalm 27 | Download | May 18, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Tags: Fear, Witnessing

Fear destroys confidence and courage which is essential to successful achievement in any field of endeavor.

A Prayer for Victory | Acts 4:13-30 | Download | First time on June 20, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | June 14, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Prayer

Whose God Is the Lord | Psalm 33:1-12 | Download | July 6, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | | Tags: Happiness

Happiness depends not on circumstances. We should thank God that we have something in our hearts that makes us sing.

Samples | 1 Thess. 1:7 | Download | September 7, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Tags: Christian life, Testimony

If there is inferiority in either of these (i.e., materials or workmanship), the discovery will be made by the buying public and and due penalty will follow in the decrease in the demand for the article.

A Heavenly City | Psalm 112:6 | Download | First time on April 24, 1955 | North Union | September 14, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: Heaven | Afterlife

I Obtained Mercy | 1 Timothy 1:1-17 | Download | Terre Haute 1938 | June 20, 1948 | North Union | September 21, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Hand-written | Tags: Mercy of God

The Joy of Salvation | Luke 15 | Download | North Union 1955 | October 5, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: Salvation, Gospel of Luke

Preparing for Heaven | Rev 20:7-15 | Download | Oct 18, 1959 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: Heaven, Salvation, Adolf Hitler, Eschatology

Why Do Mighty Kingdoms Crumble? | 1 Chronicles 10:13-14 | Download | October 26, 1958 | Typed | Tags: Nations

Some of the kingdoms long since buried beneath debris of time were thought to be eternal.

Salvation | 1 Thess 5:1-13 | Download |  First time on March 16, 1952 | North Union | November 9, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Tags: Salvation

Except We Repent | Luke 13:3 | Download | August 3, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: Salvation, Repentance

An Emergency Call | Joel 2:12-22 | Download | November 16, 1958 | Tags: Christian living, Purity of Church

The lack of any deep consciousness of the fact (i.e., of the consciousness of sin) denotes a deadening, a paralysis of the moral faculties, which is an ill omen to our generation.

Encouragement in the Lord | 1 Samuel 30:1-6 | Download | First time on December 16, 1951 (Also 1958 Bailey) | Tags: World events, Communism,  discouragement

1959

Becoming a Christian | Acts 16:26-35 | Download | February 15, 1959 | Bailey | Transcript | Tags: Conversion, Regeneration

You will never find rest of soul and peace of mind until you accept Christ as your personal Savior and Lord.

Believe in God | 2 Corinthians 4:8 | Download | February 22, 1959 | Bailey Chapel | Tags: Despair, Christian life

Our Daily Bread | Matthew 6:11 | Download | First time on September 3, 1950 | North Union | March 1, 1959 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: Prayer, The Lord’s Prayer

Weighed in the Balances | Daniel 5:27 | Download | First time on March 1, 1959 | Bailey Chapel | May 24, 1964 | Warrington

Jesus is Passing By | Luke 18:31-43 | 3-15-59 Jesus is Passing By | March 15, 1959 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: Jesus, Gospel of Luke, Salvation

God Would Not Let His Son Off Matthew 26:39 | Download | First time on October 9, 1955 | North Union | March 26, 1959 | Place not stated | Typed | Tags: Communion, Work of Christ, Crucifixion

The Man Who Missed Something | Matthew 19:20 | Download | First time on June 14, 1959 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: Sin, Repentance

Eternal Life | John 17:2-3 | Download | First preached July 16, 1922 at Beardshear A.M. | August 6, 1922 P.M. at Sulphur Grove, Vaughnsville | Jan 19, 1927 place unsure | November 27, 1927 at Anderson | July 3rd, 1959 North Union | Typed with handwritten edits | Tags: Salvation, Eternal life

Spiritual Warmth | Acts 2:38-43 | Download | First time  in July 1956 | July 26, 1959 | Bailey | Tags: Purity of Church, Holy Spirit

Our times call for a church on fire. Evil days have fallen upon large areas of the world.  A church  . . that has lost the divine flame, can never cope with the gigantic evils of this age.

A Wonderful Experience | No primary text | Download | Sept 14, 1952 | North Union | Sept 22, 1959 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: EUB church

The Future State | 2 Cor 5:1-10 | Download | First on 11/1/59 | also on 1/28/63 | Tags: future life, heaven

Three Choices | Joshua 24:12-24 | Download | November 22, 1959 | Tags: Christian Life, Meaning in Life

Since we only have one life to live and it is so exceedingly brief, our greatest concern should be: how shall I invest it?

Christ is Coming | Matthew 24:1-14 | Download | First on Dec 1, 1959 | Bailey Chapel | Sept 23, 1962 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Eschatology | Jesus’s return | World War I

1960

The Homesickness of the Soul | Luke 15:1-24 | Download | First on Jan 3, 1960 | also on  | Bailey Chapel | 4/24/68 | Tags: prodigal son

The Second Judgment | Revelation 20:10-15 | Download | February 21, 1960 |Bailey Chapel | also in March 1962 | Sulphur Grove | Tags: Second Judgment, Great White Throne, Eschatology

Dear friends, make sure that you are saved. If there is some doubt in your mind I would settle it here this morning.

No Other Gods | Exodus 20 | Download | First time on March 6, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | December 6, 1964 | Warrington | Tags: Ten Commandments

When all his (i.e., mans) physical needs are satisfied he still has a hunger and thirst of the soul that needs satisfying.

Hope in Christ | Acts 4:12 | Download | First time on April 4, 1960 at Bailey Chapel A.M. | March 17, 1963 | Warrington A.M. | Typed | Tags: Salvation | Person of Christ

Forgive Us | Matthew 6:9-16 | Download | April 24, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: Sin, Forgiveness

The New Birth | John 3:7 | Download | First time on April 25, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | May 1964 in Warrington | Typed | Tags: Regeneration, New Birth, Salvation

Lead Us Not Into Temptation | Matthew 6:13 | Download | May 15, 1960 | Tags: The Lord’s Prayer, Temptation, Christian life

After a person finds Christ as personal savior, after the revival is over; after the victory is won, we then let our guard down, and the Tempter of the souls of men launches his daring attack.

Father’s Day | 1 Corinthians 16:13-24 | Download | June 19, 1960 | Tags: Father’s Day, Fathers, Manhood

Christianity requires backbone; it is not effeminate. It is a challenge to strong manhood.

The Hidden Gospel | 2 Corinthians 4:1-10 | Download | First time on July 31, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | October 11, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Gospel, Believing in Christ

Hand-written personal conclusion notes.

To the Uttermost | Hebrews 7:26 | Download | First time on October 4, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: Salvation

Has God Forsaken Us? | Psalms 44:23-26 | Download | First time on January 13, 1952 | North Union | October 9, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | Typed | Tags: World Affairs text

Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth? | Isaiah 55:1-13 | Download | First time on November 6, 1960 at Bailey and Richmond | July 5, 1964 at Warrington | Typed | Tags: Happiness, Money

Ambassadors for Christ | 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 | Download | first preached September 26, 1952 | North Union | August 21, 1960 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Christian life, Witnessing

Made Strong for Life’s Battle | 1 Kings 20:13-23  | Download | First time on Nov 13, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | October 17, 1964 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Christian living, Comfort of God

A Divine Hatred | Prov 6:16-23 | Download | Bailey Chapel | Nov 27, 1960 | Typed | Tags: Sin, Holiness, Christian Living

Conversion, What Is It? | Matthew 18:3 | Download | First time on December 4, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | October 25, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Conversion

The Wilkinson Years, retired (1961 – 1981)

1961

The New Year Col 4:5 | Download | First on Jan 1, 1961 | Bailey Chapel | Jan 7, 1963 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: New Year’s, Christian walk

Our Bible | No principle Scripture  | Download | First time on January 8, 1961 | Bailey Union | Typed | Tags:  Bible, National affairs

God and Your Inner Conflicts | Romans 7:24 | Download |January 22, 1961 at Bailey A.M. | Typed: Tags:

Sowing and Reaping | Hosea 8:7 | Download | June 1, 1961 | Bailey Chapel | Tags: Sowing and Reaping, Judgment

No man ever started out to make money his god, and to be a slave to his business. He never expected that his quest for gold would carry him from his church and his God.

The Challenge of Present Moral and Spiritual Status | Isaiah 62:6-12 | Download | First time on January 29, 1943 | Breden Revival | May 7, 1961 | Bailey Chapel | Hand-written | Tags: Revival, Humanism, Christianity, Cultural decline

Mother’s Day | Proverbs 31:10-31 | Download | May 14, 1961 | Bailey Chapel | May 12, 1963 | Warrington Typed | Tags: Mother’s Day, Womanhood

At Ease in Zion | Amos 6:1 | Download| First in October 27, 1937 | June 4, 1961 | Bailey Chapel | Hand-written | Tags: Dead orthodoxy, back-slidden

Christian’s in a Troubled World | Isa 58:1-11 | Download | First on 6/4/61 AM | Bailey Chapel | Typed | 1/28/62 | Colonial | 2/17/63 | Partial Handwritten | Tags: cultural morals, revival

1962

Christian’s in a Troubled World | Isa 58:1-11 | Download | First on 6/4/61 AM | Bailey Chapel | Typed | 1/28/62 | Colonial | 2/17/63 | Partial Handwritten | Tags: cultural morals, revival

The Second Judgment Revelation 20:10-15 | Download | First time on February 21, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | also in March 1962 | Sulphur Grove | Tags: Second Judgment, Great White Throne

Christ is Coming | Matthew 24:1-14 | Download | First on Dec 1, 1959 | Bailey Chapel | Sept 23, 1962 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Eschatology | Jesus’s return | World War I

I Am Persuaded | 2 Timothy 1:12 | Download | First time on Sept 30, 1962 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Christian life

1963

The New Year | Col 4:5 | Download | First on Jan 1, 1961 | Bailey Chapel | Jan 7, 1963 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: New Year’s, Christian walk

Immortality 1 Corinthians 15:50-57 | Download | First on January 5, 1943 (funeral) | May 10, 1963 | W.H. Hosier’s funeral | Hand-written | Tags: Funeral, Eternal life, Immortality

The Future State | 2 Cor 5:1-10 | Download | First on 11/1/59 | also on 1/28/63 | Tags: future life, heaven

Christian’s in a Troubled World | Isa 58:1-11 | Download | First on 6/4/61 AM | Bailey Chapel | Typed | 1/28/62 | Colonial | 2/17/63 | Partial Handwritten | Tags: cultural morals, revival

Hope in Christ | Acts 4:12 | Download | First time on April 4, 1960 at Bailey Chapel A.M. | March 17, 1963 | Warrington A.M. | Typed | Tags: Salvation | Person of Christ

Mother’s Day | Proverbs 31:10-31 | Download | May 14, 1961 | Bailey Chapel | May 12, 1963 | Warrington Typed | Tags: Mother’s Day, Womanhood

The Joy of Living | No primary text | Download | June 21, 1963 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Great Christians in history, Christian living

Have You Met the Master? | Mark 13:10-26 | Download | First on July 7, 1948 | July 7, 1963 | Warrington |  Typed  | Tags: Conversion

1964

Lead Us Not into Temptation | Matthew 6:13 | Download | First time on January 10, 1954 | North Union | January 18, 1964 | Warrington | Tags: Temptation, The Lord’s Prayer

The New Birth | John 3:7 | Download | First time on April 25, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | May 1964 in Warrington | Typed | Tags: Regeneration, New Birth, Salvation

Weighed in the Balances | Daniel 5:27 | Download | First time on March 1, 1954 | Bailey Chapel | May 24, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Judgment of God, Ten Commandments

The Lord God of Elijah | 2 Kings 2:9-15 | Download | August 8, 1857 | Bailey Chapel |  March 7, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Elijah, Racial issues, Cultural conditions

Jesus at the Door | Revelation 3:20 | Download | First time in 1956 (no month/day stated) | North Union | Bailey Chapel in 1958 | May 31, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: World affairs, Revival, Spiritual Awakening

A Prayer for Victory Acts 4:13-30 | Download | First time on June 20, 1958 | Bailey Chapel | June 14, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Prayer

The Power of Prayer | Matthew 28:18 | Download | First time in 1952 (no month/day stated) | North Union | September 10, 1957 | Bailey Chapel | June 22, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Handwritten conclusion | Tags: Prayer, World Affairs

Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth? | Isaiah 55:1-13 | Download | First time on November 6, 1960 at Bailey and Richmond | July 5, 1964 at Warrington | Typed | Tags: Happiness, Money

The Challenge of Present Moral and Spiritual Status | Isaiah 62:6-12 | Download | First time on January 29, 1943 | Breden Revival | September 6, 1964 | Warrington | Hand-written | Tags: Revival, Humanism, Christianity, Cultural decline

Spiritual Warmth | Acts 2:38-43 | Download | First time  in July 1956 | April 9, 1964 | Warrington | Tags: Purity of Church, Holy Spirit

No Other Gods | Exodus 20 | Download | First time on March 6, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | December 6, 1964 | Warrington | Transcript | Tags: Ten Commandments

The Hidden Gospel | 2 Corinthians 4:1-10 | Download | First time on July 31, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | October 11, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Gospel, Believing in Christ

Made Strong for Life’s Battle | 1 Kings 20:13-23  | Download | First time on Nov 13, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | October 17, 1964 | North Union | Typed | Tags: Christian living, Comfort of God

Simon, the Zealot | Luke 6:15Download | First preached November 13, 1952 | North Union | November 29, 1964 | Warrington | Tags: Zealot, Disciple

Conversion, What Is It? | Matthew 18:3 | Download | First time on December 4, 1960 | Bailey Chapel | October 25, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Conversion

The Road to Bethlehem | Luke 2:8-18 | Download | First time on Dec 13, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Christmas, First Coming of Jesus

And They Came Into the Home | Matt 2:1-12 | Download | Dec 12, 1964 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Gospel of Matthew, Jesus’s birth, WWI, the Magi

1965

God Would Not Let His Son Off Matthew 26:39 | Download | First time on October 9, 1955 | North Union | March 21, 1965 | Warrington | Typed | Tags: Communion, Work of Christ, Crucifixion

1966

Nothing yet

1968

The Homesickness of the Soul | Luke 15:1-24 | Download | First on Jan 3, 1960 | also on  | Bailey Chapel | 4/24/68 | Tags: prodigal son

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